He'brew Hop Manna IPA
Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'brew Hop Manna IPAHe'brew Hop Manna IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #5,149
Ranked #28,405
3.8 | pDev: 11.05%
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
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He'brew Hop Manna IPAHe'brew Hop Manna IPA
Notes: Hop Manna is the answer to hop heads' prayers for a delicious IPA bearing floral and citrus goodness. At 65 IBUs and 6.8% Alcohol, HOP MANNA IPA is crafted to provide session after session of hop nourishment, from our Tribe to yours
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 1/3/13: Pours a pale amber producing 2+ fingers of creamy, moderately lasting, off-white head that recedes to a clump of surface islands leaving motes and streaks of lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, hops = resinous pine and citrus (grapefruit) notes. Taste is caramel malt sweetness balanced with grapefruit pith and resinous pine hops. There is a hint of white fruit in the bitter finish and lasting bitter aftertaste. Pleasantly very dry and bitter!Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry and lively with pepper and carbonation bite.

Nov 12, 2018
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: complex, smooth and semi sweet caramel malt,with some hop piney notes with fresh dry finish. Add a bit of of boozy, bready nose. Copper/amber hue, clear for the most part, delicate broken ring of lace. Medium body, easy to drink IPA. 65 IBUs

Aug 01, 2018
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argock from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

05/07/18 on bottle neck
Amber with thick 1+-finger off white frothy head with sticky retention and copious lacing.
Aroma is mainly grapefruit, honeysuckle, grass, and mint. The malt component, while daunting by appearance (aka heavy caramel malt) is pretty unobtrusive with some graham
cracker notes.
Flavor is dominated by a solid blast of bitterness but finished with some nuanced hop flavors including grapefruit, orange, weed, grassy, and mintiness in the finish. The malt backbone is light in caramel character and is mainly solid pale malt with a little toasty note also.
Feel is excellent with lighter than expected body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish with no alcohol presence. Dangerously quaffable at 7%.
I was pretty impressed by Hop Manna despite it not being the freshest bottle - it does a good job of scratching the hop and bitterness itches while remaining drinkable.

Jun 30, 2018
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pro45 from New York

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Buffalo Wild Wings. Deep copper color with a white 1/2" head. Caramel malts, bready, hops. Taste is different but too malty. No citrus but floral notes and herbs. Had a medium to heavy feel and it was okay beer but too one sided with the malt overtones.

Oct 07, 2017
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a 12er variety pack of this at my local ABC simply because I had never heard of it before and it was on discount. I think I might have stumbled onto something pretty good here...

I really wasn't giving this much of a chance considering the 12er was on the shelf since at least December 2016 (and I picked it up this April 2017). Not sure why I grabbed it, just did. As I do by plan I always try the IPAs first from a variety pack leaving the darker beers for last. This Hop Manna poured out the most unique looking color from the bottle that caught my eye right off the bat. In the glass it was an orange tinged brew with lighter highlights that had a decent head with little staying power and no lacing. The smell was a strong citrusy odor mixing well with the hops they tout on the bottle. Though the mouthfeel was lightly carbonated, it did have a watery feel I'm not too keen on, but not overly watery.

Now we come to the taste - on the one hand it is unique, on the other, the uniqueness is a bit to odd for my taste. Not sure I would be going out of my way for downing more of these than what I already have on hand. All things considered, it is definitely different and new, and I'm sure there are folks that will like the uniqueness of this beer.

May 13, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours light copper color with off white head.
Aroma is of bready malts, caramel. slightly floral and nice grapefruit and orange peel
little too malty on the taste for me, more floral and biscuit than the aroma.'
medium body well carbonated slightly dry finish
Overall just not a good fit flavor wise too malty.

Mar 17, 2017
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Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer that let's some light through it's burnt orange color. Half inch head after poured into a pint glass that dissipated a minute or so after after forming. Very modest lacing left as the sips were taken. Floral hop aroma with citrus undertone and slight honey finish. I get a mild honey taste at the start that gets washed over by the hops and then a piney finish. On the lighter side of a medium body but a very pleasant mouthfeel. Solid overall from an unlikely source!

Mar 01, 2017
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: pours light Amber body with small white head with pretty nice retention and lacing
S: sweet, floral hop notes with some citrus undertones
T: sweet, grapefruit rind taste with some sweet toffee aftertaste
M: medium bodied, smooth and crisp
D: great mouthfeel and taste combination; easy going beer that feels like a good session beer that is very drinkable.

Feb 09, 2017
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Hopresin19 from Arizona

3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip Glass,appearance is hazy Apricot with 3 fingers of White Sea foam head,nose is biscuity malt with slight pine.taste is complete 70/50 balance with the hops and malt...not a bad offering....just not as Hop forward as I like,but nice offering none the less.....CHEERS!

Dec 24, 2016
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt orange with a subtle haze but still has nice clarity; fluffy off-white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and sweet malts. Lots of orange. Very subtle hints of onion when you dig deep. Hints of caramel as well. The flavors are bold with a subtle spiciness. The citrus flavors really comes through. More orange with some grapefruit in the mix. Some mild floral notes in the finish. Very solid malt backbone, but the hops aren't diminished at all. Solid bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed, although there's a subtle warmth in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy, creamy and smooth.

This is a nice IPA. It might not be the flashiest and can come off as an "old school" example of the style, but it definitely works. Enjoyable stuff.

Nov 29, 2016
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K-Dog from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall very nice ipa. Great darker looking and a real sweet smell to it. Great apricot flavor to it without real fruit in it. Just like I like my ipas. Only got a single bottle but will be pick up more of this.

Aug 30, 2016
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YoungMtn52 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, almost orange glow with kind of musty smell not unlike old gym socks. Has a fruity start and hoppy aftertaste that doesn't bite like some IPAs. Oy vey -- pretty interesting, unique taste...who knew these Jews could brew?

Aug 12, 2016
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Emersonio from District of Columbia

4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour: Bomber bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance: Dark orange to amber in color. Very hazy. No detectable carbonation. Pours out with a large white head. It reduces after the brew has a chance to settle. This then reveals a thin film on the surface with a thicker ring around the glass edge. Noticeable lacing present. Aroma: Dank and juicy hop notes. Lots of citrus. Orange and tangerine quality. Pronounced malty character as well. Taste: Really nice balance here between the hops and malt. Starts off with bold and juicy and somewhat chewy citrus flavors which is blended well with the mellowness of the malt. Not overwhelming and very smooth. Can detect some peppery/spice on the exhale. Aftertaste: Follows the taste initially but fades into more of the malty back end. Also reveals some slight bitterness and some onion like notes at the very end which lingers maybe more than it should. Notes: Very well crafted. Great balance and interplay between the hops and malt. Only thing holding this one back for me is the finish. Wish it were a bit more cleaner. Result/Rating: Very good. 4.31 out of 5.

Jul 05, 2016
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Buck89 from Tennessee

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Moderately hazy amber orange with a modest white head. Decent lacing. Somewhat muted aromas - grapefruit, orange, some caramel. Taste was better - fairly bitter up front with nice citrus notes and some candied fruit. The malt is there but restrained. I suspect that this one was not fresh (cannot tell from the date code) and it was OK. Would like to try a fresh one for comparison.

Jun 26, 2016
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donspublic from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into New Belgium chalice from bottle. Nice 2 finger creamy head, nice lacing. Hazy dark golden in the glass. Smells of caramel and dank hops. Taste is a little sweet malt on the front, followed up by a muted hop bitterness. As for hop presence, hard to discern, I am picking up floral and grassy notes. Finishes with a semi sweet caramel finish, with a mild bitterness.

May 24, 2016
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Samlover55 from New York

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No date (don't think it's fresh)
12 oz bttle into pint
L- hazy honey colored with barely discernible white head
S- sweet citrus fruit
T- sweet malt lemony citrus with a bitter finish
F-medium bodied smooth
O- the wheat gives an interesting character, refreshing brew, would like to try fresh and update

Mar 16, 2016
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bsp77 from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong citrus in the aroma and taste, with very noticeable hop oils. The malt body is a little sweeter than preferred, giving an English IPA balance but with American hops. Quite enjoyable overall.

Mar 10, 2016
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Radome from Florida

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 12 oz bottle.

L - Deep golden color; thick, creamy persistent head is off-white.

S - Great fresh hop aromas of citrus and mango. Some bready malt in background.

T - Flavors are fresh and crisp: orange and grapefruit fade into lemongrass, bready malt way in the background.

F - Medium to thick body. Creamy, moderate carbonation. Strong hops bitterness and low alcohol burn. Finish is somewhat sweet.

O - A crisp, fresh , citrusy IPA. A bit thick on body and slightly cloying finish are only drawbacks for me.

Feb 28, 2016
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jmbranum from Oklahoma

4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Glorious layers of hops upon hops. Manna from heaven indeed. Certainly within IPA range but also very well-balanced. This one is worth going after. Call me a fan. L'chaim!

Feb 15, 2016
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snaotheus from Washington

3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle served in a snifter. 1335A5 is stamped near the neck. This may be a very old beer, if that's a julian date.

Pours clear amber with a smallish head and not much carbonation. Smell is old hops -- musty hay.

Taste is better -- a little brighter citrus and pine, moderate malt. Slight lemony twist.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick. Overall, not a bad beer.

Feb 08, 2016
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Shippy from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. Pours an orangey gold with a misshapen foamy head. The smell is not strong, but I get notes of pine and lemon. I really enjoyed the taste of this beer. Starts off with bready malt notes, followed by some pine and lemon from the hops. Only a little lingering bitterness, well balanced by the malt flavors. Feel is medium - starts off feeling pretty full bodied with the malt flavors, then feels lighter when the hop flavors come in. Overall, I found this beer very enjoyable. Was expecting a happier beer, but happy to find it more balanced.

Jan 30, 2016
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oldn00b from Virginia

3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks great - poured from a 12oz bottle to a spiegelau IPA glass. Slightly opaque amber - frothy white head forms and has very nice retention. Some moderate lacing too - looks really nice.

Nose is okay - some tropical and pine notes, citrus and bittering hops all come through. Seems nice.

Flavor is a big letdown. None of the characteristics apparent in the nose are there on the palate. It's a fine, medium bodied IPA, but aside from some piney/resiny flavors there is nothing else going on. Really a letdown.

Feel is fine. Nothing really wrong, decent body, nice drying finish but it's a very underwhelming profile. It was free but I wouldn't seek it out again.

Jan 20, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks like that malt heavy appearance (plus thats how this brewery always rolls, so expectations + appearance = conclusion). Dark orange. Aroma sure enough was lacking hops.

They should have called this brown malt manna because the hops sure enough aren't here. Still bitter though. This is a joke for a hoppy ipa. I guess if you're into brown/English ipas, you might dig it. At least there are no off flavors.

Jan 08, 2016
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lisamsalmon from New York

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Earthy, piney, good hoppy flavor. Originally bought because I like the funny label, but this is a good beer. Medium bitterness and smells like the woods

Jan 02, 2016
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breardon1776 from New York

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Funny name...great beer.
Caramel and toffee notes along with citrus and pine. Drinks smooth.
Not one i would drink all the time or put on my favs list, but a good brew none the less.

Dec 01, 2015
He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1026 ratings